Choices Then and Now

This website is a Peace Museum initiative. Choices Then and Now is a project that includes workshops, CPD and resources designed to enable teachers and youth workers to plan and implement quality Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC), through the subjects of the National Curriculum, Citizenship, RE and learning outside the classroom. It has been developed with the support of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

A Creative Approach to British Values and the Prevent Duty

Choices Then & Now is an innovative and creative approach to the delivery of the Prevent duty, SMSC, Citizenship, Extremism & Resilience designed for primary, secondary and further education. Developed by the Peace Museum, Choices Then & Now has a range of resources to support schools in delivery across the curriculum, engaging students in relevant and thought provoking debate.
Choices Then & Now has been identified as a model of Best Practice by the Prevent team at the Home Office and the Department for Education & is now being rolled out across the UK. 
Choices Then & Now is: - An exhibition in Bradford, with first hand sources from the Peace Museum's extensive collection. - A Teachers' Resource Pack, full of cross-curricular links, medium term plans and lesson resources. - A creative and practical workshop for students which using the theme of Choices to open up debate. - Delivery support for teachers within school contexts.

Resource Pack

The Choices Then & Now Resource Pack is a scheme of work and resources designed to provide a wide range of materials for use in the classroom, with cross-curricular references to History, Citizenship, English & ICT programmes of study. The materials aim to explore challenging issues, radicalisation & build resilience in a non-threatening and creative way. * Resource Packs cost £19.99 and can be ordered from


This dynamic exhibition, staged at Bradford Playhouse, aims to explore peace, conflict, extremism, resilience, choices and consequences, during WWI and here and now in the 21st century. Using a range of first hand sources and focusing on a range of individuals forced to make very different and very difficult decisions, the exhibition asks us to consider what would we do in extreme situations? Runs October 2015 to April 2015. * Guided tours cost £50 and last for 1 hour and must be booked in advance


Delivered within the exhibition space, these practical workshops are designed to engage students in a range of activities which encourage them to question prejudice, propaganda, and pre-conceptions, giving them tools to build personal resilience to radicalisation and encouraging community cohesion. * Workshops cost £150 and last for 2 hours. Includes a guided tour of the exhibition.

Delivery Support

The Choices Then & Now website contains resources for use in classrooms, as well as teacher and student blogs where people can exchange ideas and experiences. Alongside this, the team are able to provide bespoke delivery support to teaching staff, either on site or within a school context.  * For further information, please contact the Peace Museum to discuss your needs.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Jude Wright on 01274 780 241 or email:

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